Jayson Osborne

3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Jayson discovered Arakan in 2003 and rapidly developed a passion for this amazing art. Through consistency in his training, dedication and focus, he then felt called to pursue a career as an Arakan Instructor to coach and inspire others.

Jayson is a dedicated student of life and loves to empower others to live life to the fullest. Jayson has a competitive edge which inspires him to continuous growth and change. He enjoys keeping fit and healthy and pushing himself and his students beyond their perceived limitations.

Jason believes that he is here to help others achieve their goals through training Arakan. He has a wealth of knowledge and has 2 decades of training behind him. He loves to motivate and inspire his students and encourage them to pursue their dreams.

Jayson attributes his success to 'doing the work', turning up each day and being the best you can be.

His greatest Arakan achievements are grading his belts; Yellow Belt 2005, Orange Belt 2008, Green Belt, 2017, along with being awarded the National Instructor of the year 2008, 2009,2010, 2011 and 2019, Hall of Fame Instructor 2016, Highest Achiever Award 2020 as well as being an Arakan Instructor.

When Jayson is not teaching or training, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, his wife and 2 children, doing activities together, getting out and about. He also enjoys watching and playing sports.

Student Testimonials

I really enjoy training with Jayson and always learn so much from him as he has an amazing ability to explain and break complex concepts down to a manageable level. Jayson is also a constant inspiration - both with his Arakan skill and attitude to training, work and life generally and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity learn from him in my own Arakan journey
Kat Hyden

Jayson has been a amazing , strong ,inspirational of a person and much more as a instructor. He has given me so much that I don’t know where to start. He values his family, his art and his students so much. Easiest way to explain it is he is so dedicated , patient, passionate about Arakan and skilled that he gives 150% to each student ( even when you feel your not worth it or don’t believe in yourself). This is dragging but his always showing externally that it’s all easy and just what he does. His personally turned me from a scared, negative little girl/victim/ target to a confident, semi positive women . Who would fight for her safety and value herself . His changed my habit of putting myself in bad environments for work, life , head space , relationships. His opened up doors for My Arakan journey ( which is just starting), his opened my eyes to belief in myself, respect and self worth, friendships and opportunities that I never believe where there or that I was worth. I was a rock, thanks to Jayson and his hard work I am a Diamond. I need shaping and polishing but I have changed thanks to Jayson. 
Gulsen Mehmet 

Jayson has been such an influential person in my life. He has kept me motivated and continued to push my limits, I feel honoured to be trained by him. 
Scott Sperring

Jayson is the best role model for myself, he is so consistent with everything he does and is an absolute weapon in all areas. 
Ryan Robbie

Jayson got me to try for yellow belt. I never thought I could do that. Jayson continued to keep pushing me on and I needed that. Thank Jayson for all your hard work and support. 
Linda Frazer

Jason is always on time or early ready to train in enthusiasm. Great communicator and I highly value Jayson as an instructor and find his work ethic inspiring. 
Nick Jones



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My son Deklan is a naturally kind and gentle boy, who as an only child has never had to endure the competition and ruff and tumble of other siblings. Reading how daunting and challenging schools can be these days I was very keen to get him involved in self defense but wasn’t sure what was going to be the best fit for him.

In a chance encounter at a community fate we saw the Arakan stand and after talking to the guys I was really impressed with how friendly the team was and how passionate they were to get Deklan into his first lesson. And here is the part that grabbed me the most, the training is done outdoors in parks and school grounds while wearing shirts and shorts and everyday shoes, now that’s real life training. We booked in straight away for our complimentary lesson and Deklan couldn’t wait to get started.

On the day of his first lesson Deklan was quite nervous but Ryan his instructor made him feel completely relaxed and the lesson was a great mix of training and learning through fun games. At the end of the lesson Deklan ran straight up to me and asked if he could do more training tomorrow and the next day, which was a sure sign he loved it. He has now been training for over 3 years and as much as Arakan is about learning self defense and getting fit I have seen Deklan grow in confidence, co-ordination, self respect and self belief. 

Deklan now jumps at every opportunity to do extra lessons and group training and he totally loves going to school holiday training days and he wears his Arakan uniform with absolute pride.

I can honestly say I have been totally impressed with how Arakan has taught him practical, useable skills in real life environments and we look forward to many more years involvement with the Arakan family.


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